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MARTA Connect 400 Meetings Start Next Week

Representatives with MARTA will discuss a proposal to extend MARTA service from the North Springs station to S.R. 400's interchange with Windward Parkway.

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Two public input sessions on whether MARTA should expand transit service along S.R. 400 through Alpharetta will be held next week. 

Next week's sessions will be held on Tuesday July 8 at the Johns Creek Environmental Campus at 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell and another is set for Thursday, July 10 at the Georgia State University Alpharetta Campus at 3775 Brookside Parkway in Alpharetta.

A third session will be held Thursday, July 17 at Hampton Inn Atlanta – Perimeter Center at 769 Hammond Drive NE in Sandy Springs.

All three sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. and are scheduled to end by 8 p.m. 

Representatives will be meeting with residents to review a proposal to extend MARTA service, either by rail or rapid-bus line, north from the current North Springs MARTA Station to S.R. 400's Windward Parkway interchange in Alpharetta. 

MARTA is in phase two of its multi-stage planning process, which is required by the federal Department of Transportation. MARTA plans to seek federal funds to supplement state and local funds to construct the expansion.

Preliminary studies favor expanding MARTA either by heavy rail, which could use existing DOT right of way along S.R. 400 northbound, including the possibility of continuing north along the east side of the highway from the existing North Springs Station, or by using specially designated rapid-bus lanes along S.R. 400. 

Preliminary plans also call for building five or six MARTA stations, from Northridge Road north to Windward Parkway, where a regional transportation station similar to North Springs would be built.  

North Fulton residents are encouraged to come to the meetings or provide feedback on MARTA’s Connect 400 Transit Initiative

The agency’s most resent presentation on the initiative can be found here.

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